Best Ever Meatballs

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Jessica Rehs

By
@jessabessa22

Easy prep meals like meatballs open up the creativity for me. While I love simple rustic meatballs, the addition of the hot honey, and quality of the spices just really takes them to another level! Plus, they’re the perfect 2 night meal, (or next day lunch!) due to their several options for eating.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    chopped/diced pepperoni
  • 2 large
    eggs
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 Tbsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    sea salt
  • 4 dash(es)
    liquid smoke, natural hickory
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    rustic tuscan style seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    hot honey
  • 1/2 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3/4 c
    italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • FOR COOKING:

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 24 oz
    pasta sauce
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make Best Ever Meatballs

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 300*
  2. Combine ingredients for meatballs in a large mixing bowl. Mix well, form into equal sized balls (to make 24!)
  3. Heat olive oil in a high sided pan over medium heat.
  4. Sear top and bottom of each meatball, without cooking through.
  5. In a baking dish, spread a thin layer of pasta sauce on the bottom. Place each meatball on top, then top each ball with about a teaspoon of sauce. Place in oven. Repeat and rotate every 20 minutes for an hour.
  6. Remove from oven and top with desired amount of cheese. Allow to melt for about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and enjoy with crispy bread, pile on your favorite sub roll, or just eat with a fork!

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About Best Ever Meatballs

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Sodium Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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